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Principal Engineer - Firmware Test

Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology

Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

Visit our careers page to see what exciting opportunities and company perks await!

Job Description:

  • Translate functional specifications, requirements, and standards into comprehensive test plans

  • Architect and develop testing strategies for firmware / embedded software systems

  • Design, develop, and debug tests to verify firmware / embedded software and maintain these tests in regression

  • Developing and supporting our CI/CD automated regression environment

  • Developing and maintaining test frameworks for both pre and post silicon testing

  • Contribute to the analysis of 3rd party tools and the definition of processes related to test methodology and its interaction with development procedures

  • Setup and configuration of 3rd party test equipment and Microchip SoC test boards

  • Writing and reviewing comprehensive engineering documentation

  • Entry and tracking of issues in corporate tracking and resolution tools (JIRA)

  • Work with the product development, application, and validation engineering teams as part of test related activities


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent

  • 5+ years of related work experience in Software/Firmware Verification

  • Strong knowledge of C/C++ and Python programming and object-oriented design principles

  • Experience with embedded ARM, RISC-V, or MIPS is an asset

  • Experience with Linux in an embedded system or an RTOS is an asset

  • Experience debugging tests and firmware with prototype FPGA/ASICs is an asset

  • Experience with Ethernet/IP/TCP-IP or other communications protocol development is an asset

  • Must be comfortable in a lab environment engaging in bring up and debug activities on hardware and firmware systems

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, communication, and documentation skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience as part of a collaborative development team, and a passion for mentoring those around you

Travel Time:

0% - 25%

Pay Range:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive base pay, restricted stock units, and quarterly bonus payments. In addition to these components, our package includes health benefits that begin day one, retirement savings plans, and an industry leading IESPP program with a 6-month look back feature. Find more information about all our benefits at the link below:

Benefits of working at Microchip

The annual base salary range for this position is $86,000 - $186,000.*

*Range is dependent on numerous factors including job location, skills and experience.